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The MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS is a bilateral multi-disciplinary research organisation funded by the Medical Research Council (UK), DFID (UK) and other donor organisations.

Job Summary:  The Senior Scientist will take lead of the HIV vaccine research studies

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning and implementing HIV vaccine research studies according to best practice.
  • Coordinating and working with other Unit staff, collaborating partners, sponsors, and funders.
  • Contributing to the development of study protocols, research tools and other relevant documents.
  • Overseeing data entry, management and analysis.
  • Initiating and contributing to scientific publications.
  • Ensuring compliance with local and international clinical research regulatory guidelines.
  • Coordinating and facilitating study monitoring and auditing visits, respond to any monitoring/audit findings and implement approved recommendations.
  • Managing study resources (finances, personnel, equipment, facilities) in compliance with unit and sponsor accountability requirements.
  • Training and developing capacity of junior staff.
  • Participating in strategic planning for the programme.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The candidate should possess a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and a postgraduate qualification in Public Health, Epidemiology, or other related disciplines.
  • At least five years’ experience in HIV epidemiological and clinical research.
  • Good managerial and organizational skills.
  • Literate and able to use Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • ICH-GCP and Human Subjects Protection training
  • Experience in HIV care.
  • Evidence of authoring peer reviewed articles.
  • A good understanding of Luganda

How to Apply:

All applications and supporting documents including curriculum vitae (CV), copies of academic qualifications and names plus telephone contact details of three referees should either be addressed to:
The Human Resource Manager,
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS,
Uganda Virus Research Institute,
P. O. Box 49, Entebbe. Uganda

Or sent via email:

Deadline: 13th December, 2013.

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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